Jets fans are holding a 'Penalty Flag Day' to get John Idzik fired

Friday December 5th, 2014

New York Jets fans are doing everything they can to get general manager John Idzik and others fired. 

They've tried flying a plane with a "Fire John Idzik" banner over the team's practice facility. They've tried putting up a billboard with the same message outside MetLife Stadium. 

With one home game left this season, they're now turning to towels. 

Here's what it's like to walk around New York City as a Jets fan

Beginning next week, 10,000 "protest towels" that resemble penalty flags will be handed out in New York and New Jersey area bars to anyone who shows a ticket to the Jets' home finale against the Patriots on Dec. 21, according to the Associated Press

The towels will read, "Attention Woody. Fire Glat! Fire Bradway! Fire Idzik! Clean House!" in reference to asking owner Woody Johnson to fire Idzik, team president Neil Glat and senior personnel executive Terry Bradway. The group has been dubbed the game "Penalty Flag Day."


The protest is being organized by Yes, there's a website dedicated to that. 

- Josh Sanchez

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